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IrelandGarda injured after being dragged by car driven by suspected drink driver

17:05  14 may  2019
17:05  14 may  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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A garda has told a court he feared for his life as he was dragged along a road while hanging onto a car being driven by a drugs suspect . After being forced to release his grip, he then had to avoid being hit by a patrol car which was chasing the suspect . Tommy Corcoran (22) of Ard an Mara, Cartron

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Garda injured after being dragged by car driven by suspected drink driver © PA Archive/PA Images Gardaí are investigating the incident, which occurred in Keadue, Co Roscommon, at around 11pm on Saturday. Stock photo: PA Archive/PA Images A garda in Tipperary has been left with serious injuries after being dragged behind a suspected drink driver.

The guard received a broken ankle, head injuries and numerous cuts and bruises after being dragged for several metres by a jeep in Birdhill Co. Tipperary.

The officer is currently recovering in University Hospital Limerick, after the incident occurred on Friday,  May 11 at approximately 6:50pm.

CCTV footage shows that the jeep pursued by Gardaí lost control and collided with a sign post.

Video shows brave garda suffering injuries after being dragged by car driven by drunk-driver in Tipperary

Video shows brave garda suffering injuries after being dragged by car driven by drunk-driver in Tipperary Two young children were inside the car "The man was arrested and processed for drunk driving - a file will be prepared to determine the charges." A man in his 50s, who is known to gardai, was arrested and taken to Nenagh Garda Station. A garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí are investigating a road traffic collision that occurred in the Birdhill area of Tipperary at approximately 6.50pm on 11/05/2019 where a Garda member was injured. “Gardaí initially responded to a call in relation to a possible drink driver in the Birdhill area at 5.50pm. Gardaí observed a man entering a jeep.

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Garda injured after being dragged by car driven by suspected drink driver © Catalyst Images Garda sign on Kevin Street District Garda Station in Dublin center. On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The video shows the officer exiting his own vehicle and running towards the jeep as it reverses and drove away at speed with the garda holding onto the left passenger door.

A colleague of the officer is seen following behind the jeep in a garda car as the garda clings for his life, eventually the garda is seen to fall off after being attached to the door for several metres.

A Garda spokesperson said:  "Gardaí initially responded to a call in relation to a possible drink driver in the Birdhill area at 5.50pm. Gardaí observed a man entering a jeep. The driver failed to stop and drove towards Birdhill.

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A police officer was injured after he was dragged along by a car driven by a man he was questioning in Gifu. According to police, the incident occurred at around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. The police officer, 40

Garda injured after being dragged by car driven by suspected drink driver © Catalyst Images Garda Siochana logo on Kevin Street District Garda Station in Dublin center. On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

"At a junction in Birdhill, a car lost control and collided with a sign post. A Garda officer approached the vehicle and was injured when the jeep reversed and drove towards the Limerick road at speed.

"A man in his 50's was subsequently arrested and was detained at Nenagh Garda Station.

"The scene has been examined by Garda Forensic Collisions Investigators and investigations are ongoing."

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